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Quick poll! Opinions needed!

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by secretstash187, Jul 9, 2006.

  1. secretstash187

    secretstash187 Arachnopeon

    How many out there use False Bottoms for there tarantulas???

    How many out there feel that it is not needed?
  2. Amanda

    Amanda Arachnolord Old Timer

    What do you mean by "False Bottoms"?
  3. metallica

    metallica Arachnoking Old Timer

    i have a trapdoor, does that count?
  4. Mr_Baker4420

    Mr_Baker4420 Arachnoknight

    i might be an idiot

    i don't get the question
  5. Tescos

    Tescos Banned

    I did use them at one time but found they just never looked realistic enough!

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  6. maxident213

    maxident213 Arachnolord Old Timer

    I have never really heard of anyone using a false bottom for a T. I know a lot of scorpion keepers use them, I have a false bottom setup in my Imperator tank and all it's ever given me is a mold problem. I won't use one again, I don't see what benefits it gives that couldn't be reaped by simply misting the enclosure.

    It does keep the humidity quite high in the tank, so it serves its purpose, I have just found them to be a pain in the butt to maintain.
  7. stargell

    stargell Arachnosquire

    Nobody has said what a "false bottom" is? DOes this refer to some sort of substrate? Thanks.
  8. Tescos

    Tescos Banned

    see picture above;)
  9. Sobrino

    Sobrino Arachnoknight


    ok im an idiot! wait is it like photoshopping something in??? :confused:
  10. ghost6303

    ghost6303 Arachnosquire

    i dont get it either... a fake ass? i have a feeling thats a joke but i have no idea what it realy is
  11. Amanda

    Amanda Arachnolord Old Timer

    The only thing I can think of is like in a bird cage, for example. They have a wire grate that sits a few inches above the actual bottom of the cage, so all the waste and dropped seed falls through. :?
  12. beetleman

    beetleman Arachnoking Old Timer

    :rolleyes: :} :p :clap: :D
  13. Nate

    Nate Arachnobaron Old Timer

  14. SilentMercury

    SilentMercury Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Thanks for a much needed laugh!!:clap:
  15. The only time ive heard of false botoms being used is in Dendrobates and other dart frogs, no T need it that humid and Damp
  16. Bryan91901

    Bryan91901 Arachnosquire Old Timer

    I use it in my scorpions enclosure and it helps keep the humidty up a lot.. i only have to mist about once a week or so..sometimes even less than that... the trick with not getting it to mold is putting the right amount of water every few weeks..put too much and the substrate will be overly moist causing the mold to come.. thats what happened to me so now I just reduce the amount of water I put inside the false bottom and presto..humidty problem solved.. (I dont have a T, but will have one soon!!) although from reading the boards it seems as if you dont need a false bottom all that much since T's apparently dont like wet substrate..so yeah, just go with a large water dish, maybe even two water dishes, and mist more often or pour water into one corner of the tank and I think that would be your best bet...